For Immediate Release
June 14, 2018
Competitors Blaze through Second Annual Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match in Boulder City, Nevada
Competition adds biometric readings to fast paced day and nighttime shooting competition
ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, the Title Sponsor of the second annual Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match, today announced winners of the four-day event, June 7-10, at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, Nevada. About 200 shooters competed in a fast paced, shooter’s choice match format, which included the new Pistol-Only division for Open, Limited, Production and Carry Optics, and a first in the industry biometric tracking of competitors while shooting. Safariland heartily congratulates the division winners and thanks sponsors and attendees for a very successful second year. A special distinction for this 2018 match was the dedication of the event to world renowned action shooter and long-time Team Safariland member, Michael Voigt.
The introduction of biometric readings was an exciting, new element to the event. At specific stages, competitors wore a biometric bracelet that recorded their heart rate and body temperature as they performed. This allowed shooters to see how their bodies were handling the stress of executing each part of the stage. “The use of biometrics in the shooting sports is revolutionary,” said Bobby McGee, Team Safariland. “It recorded live data which I can now use for training in the future to be a better athlete and remain controlled under pressure.”
Under the direction of Match Director Pete Rensing, a 31-year shooting veteran, the event had a new option enabling competitors the opportunity to shoot the same match in two divisions at the same time and choose which guns they wanted to use at each stage. Additionally, the new Pistol-Only division for Open, Limited minor, Production and Carry Optics added 12 stages in a two-day period.
“The competition was quick and intense, making it exciting for everyone involved,” said Scott Carnahan, vice president and general manager for duty gear at Safariland. “It was awesome to have the entire Team Safariland out in full force as we dedicated this match to our forever team member Michael Voigt. So great to see so many competitive shooters engaged in this one-of-a-kind match.”
“One of the reasons we like this event so much is the quick pace and high energy,” added Maggie Reese Voigt of Team Safariland. “I can’t express how grateful I am for everyone who helped with and supported this event honoring Mike. It was such an incredible event to have paid tribute to Michael and the sport he loved so much.”
Safariland extends their gratitude to the sponsors of this year’s Expedition Match : Springfield Armory, Streamlight, Inc., MGM Targets, SureFire LLC, Vortex, Optics, STI International, MultiCam, Magpul Industries Corp., Savage Arms, Liberty Lubricants, Titan Ballistics / Titan Sporting Group, Sierra Bullets, 5.11 Tactical, Heckler & Koch, GLOCK, Lucas Oil, XS Sights Tactical Tailor Pro Gun Vegas, NRA – National Rifle Association of America RECOIL Girls with Guns Clothing.
Winners of each division of the Safariland Expedition Multi-Gun Match are as follows
2 Gun – Josh Wakamatsu
2×4 Open – Max Leograndis
2×4 Tac – Greg Severson
Dark 2 Gun – Drew Kampa
Dark Open – Adam Maxwell
Dark PCC – Zach Smith
Dark Tac – John McClain
Limited – Jeremy Reid
Open – Andrew Mccallist
PCC – Zach Smith
Tactical Optics – Keith Garcia
Michael Voigt Pistol Match
Overall – JJ Racaza
Carry Optics – Jonathan Wakida
Limited Minor – Chris Culp
Open – JJ Racaza
Production – Kyle Schmidt
For more information on the Safariland Expedition, visit www.safarilandexpedition.com and www.safariland.com/blog. Check out the videos at www.facebook.com/safariland.
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